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Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 1936 (USA)
Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Garrett Fort (screenplay), Bram Stoker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Otto Kruger ... Jeffrey Garth
Gloria Holden ... Countess Marya Zaleska (Dracula's Daughter)
Marguerite Churchill ... Janet
Edward Van Sloan ... Professor Von Helsing
Gilbert Emery ... Sir Basil Humphrey
Irving Pichel ... Sandor
Halliwell Hobbes ... Hawkins (as Halliwell Hobbs)
Billy Bevan ... Albert
Nan Grey ... Lili (as Nan Gray)
Hedda Hopper ... Lady Esme Hammond
Claud Allister ... Sir Aubrey (as Claude Allister)
Edgar Norton ... Hobbs
E.E. Clive ... Sergeant Wilkes
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Storyline

Prof. Van Helsing is in danger of prosecution for the murder of Dracula...until a hypnotic woman steals the Count's body and cremates it. Bloodless corpses start appearing in London again, and Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of Jeffrey Garth, psychiatrist, in freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence. The scene changes from foggy London back to that eerie road to the Borgo Pass... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Look out, she'll get you! See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daughter of Dracula See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Lambert Hillyer was injured on the 9th day of production (according to publicity, Friday the 13th) when a free-standing fill light toppled on his head. Nearly half a day of shooting was lost when he was briefly hospitalized. However, filming started February 4, 1936 and finished March 10, 1936, and there was a Thursday the 13th, but no Friday the 13th in that time interval. See more »

Goofs

The sergeant refers to the police station to which the body of Dracula has been brought as "Whitby Jail". The term "jail" is only used in the UK to refer to dedicated prison facilities (and mostly in a historical context: e.g. Newgate Gaol). It it not used to refer to police stations. See more »

Quotes

Lili: Why are you looking at me that way? Won't I do?
Countess Marya Zaleska: Yes, you'll do very well indeed. Do you like jewels, Lili? This is very old and very beautiful, I'll show it to you.
Lili: I don't think I'll pose tonight. I think I'll go, if you don't mind... Please don't come any closer!
[She screams]
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Connections

Referenced in To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 17 March 1959 (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No.5 in F Sharp Major, Op.15-2
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Vintage Universal Fare
10 September 1999 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Dracula's Daughter is a Universal monster movie made in 1936, picking up where the original Dracula left off. The opening scene has the police discovering that Dr. Van Helsing has just staked Count Dracula. The plot moves quickly on with two strands, one involving a friend of Van Helsing.....Dr. Jeffrey Garth....in pursuit of defending his colleague and the other strand involving the daughter of Dracula....Marya Zaleska....in London trying to rid herself of her family curse finding it an impossible task. The two strands finally meet and intertwine. The movie has some rather obvious shortcomings. One is Otto Kruger, whom is irritating as one reviewer earlier stated. He is lacklustre and pompous in a very hollow way. The film also lacks a credible story line and is given in to the temptation of assuming a great deal from the viewer. However, Dracula's Daughter still is a very enjoyable film. It has wonderful atmosphere, grand sets(particularly when in Translyvania), and a good performance from Holden as the lead and Van Sloan in a reprise of his role as the good doctor Van Helsing. Above all it has a wonderfully eerie, disturbing, and macabre performance from Irving Pinchel as the servant of the female vampire. He is her reminder of what she is, and he never lets her forget that curse which forces her to live by night and sleep by day.


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